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Wind Power Facts

Complete Wind Project Details at the PEDC Wind Web Site

See the audited revenue figures below


November 2009

December 2009 - A Month of Records

January 2010 - A Month of More Records

February 2010 - Humming Along

March 2010 - Another Fine Windy Month

April 2010 - Still Blowin' in the Wind

May 2010

June 2010

June 2010 (Audited FY 2010 data)

FY10 Total Revenues


Operating Expenses (including depreciation and interest expense)


Bond Principal Retired

FY 10 Total Net Revenue


* For FY10 the WTG Project transferred $80,465 and $179,100 to the Town General Fund and School Fund, respectively.

Town Turbine completes  first fiscal year  production in June 2010 and exceeds expectations

Initial analysis indicates that the turbine produced approx 107% of predicted energy output for the fiscal year 09/10 that ended June 30.

Why is real-time data not available on the web?

We reget that, due to interface problems with our SCADA (System Control and Data Acquisition) System, we have not been able to put real time turbine data here on the web. We are pursuing various software options to try and make that possible.




The income varies based on electricity cost. Currently:

The Town also sells "green energy bonds" called Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). The Town 10 year guaranteed REC purchase agreement.

How did the Town pay for it?

The project only used $25,000 of grant funds from the State of RI Renewable Energy Fund (RIREF) (which was paid back two-fold- see below) for the initial feasibility study.

The $3 Million project was paid for by the citizens of Portsmouth using a bond and a loan, both with 14 year payback terms.

What is the Warranty?